Treat Yourself to a Leather Jacket

I have always loved leather jackets, so I was so happy to see that DealDash often puts high quality women’s and men’s lambskin leather jackets for sale.

Perhaps you looked at the price tag and thought you would never be able to win a leather jacket with a BIN of $3,400.00 (for women) or $3,600.00 (for men). That’s what I thought at first, too. But if you look again and see what awesome deals some previous winners have already received, you might change your mind.

A row of worn brown and black leather jackets hang in a row.
A high quality leather jacket can be a part of your wardrobe for years and years.

For example, just this past March 3, this lambskin women’s jacket closed for only $2.92 and the winner only payed a total of $15.52 (counting the cost of the 63 bids placed). We could never get a better deal for a high-end butter-soft lambskin jacket than that even if we shopped in a discount store.

Of course, we don’t always win an auction the first time we try. Sometimes we have to consistently bid in the same auction every time it goes up for sale because it might be a matter of being in the right auction at the right time. That’s what I did. I placed a certain number of bids in this auction several times, and I eventually won it.

One thing I should caution shoppers about, however, is that the size of the women’s jacket runs extremely small, so you might want to bid on one or two sizes larger than you normally take to get one that fits. I went up a full size and it’s still too tight to even put on, so I think it would be better to go up two full sizes. I hope if I lose enough weight I’ll be able to wear it someday. If you read the reviews of this jacket, several previous winners mention how small this jacket runs, too. Sometimes sizes vary greatly depending on where the items are made. I have discovered that clothing made in China, for example, often run small. Perhaps because many Chinese people tend to have small frames and wear smaller sizes than most American people. Therefore, if we are not sure if an item will fit, it might be a good idea to contact customer service to get more specific measurement information. 

According to the DealDash this jacket can be paired with dressy or casual ensembles alike, and having that kind of versatility is always nice. The outer shell of the jacket is 100 percent lambskin leather and the inside lining is 100 percent polyester. It must be cleaned by leather specialists only.  For more specific details, please see the auction description. 

A brief history of leather jackets

Leather jackets have had an exciting journey.

In the early 1900s, during World War I, German fighter pilots began wearing brown leather jackets, and later, during World War II it became known as the bomber jacket. The bomber jacket soon became synonymous with the flight jacket and the aviator jacket. The warm bomber jacket was a convenient and sensible choice for pilots who were exposed to extreme cold at high altitudes and soon became part of the military uniform.

In 1928, the leather jacket was introduced to the fashion world. The fashion skyrocketed when Hollywood actor Marlon Brando wore a leather motorcycle jacket in the film The Wild One when he was portrayed as a dangerous, but sexy, gang member with a great sense of dress. Other stars like Steve McQueen and the Beetles quickly adopted the fashion and leather jackets became synonymous with rock and roll.

It wasn’t until the 1970s and 1980s that leather jackets for women appeared on the fashion scene. Female musicians such as Blondie and Joan Jett were among the first women to make leather jackets acceptable for women as well. Since then many supermodels have adopted leather jackets as part of their fashion and we soon saw them appearing in many colors.

The bottom line

If you stick with it and place some bids in each and every leather jacket auction, you will most likely eventually win. Sometimes it’s just a matter of time and shopping at the right time.

Happy shopping everyone!

This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.